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Oakwood Cemetery

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Address: 607 N Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1307
Phone Number: 903.665.3733
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If You Like Cemeteries, This is a Good One

Large cemetery with many headstones from the mid 1800's. Several famous Texas leaders and CW veterans.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
JohnSr_66
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Fresno, Texas
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Fresno, Texas
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Large cemetery with many headstones from the mid 1800's. Several famous Texas leaders and CW veterans.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It seems a bit strange to review a cemetery. However, since I'm a repeat visitor, it is appropriate I suppose. I was here for the same reason that others flock to this cemetery. To see Diamond Bessie's final resting place. There are markers and descriptions on a few of the gravesites to reveal a bit of history. Besides Diamond Bessie's... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed looking for & finding different graves of previous Jefferson townspeople. We had a book, written by Mr. Whitington, sold in almost every store, that explained who they were & their contributions & stories of Jefferson. Very interesting!

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Thank kmerricks
Bryan, Texas
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beautiful, serene cemetery. Very patriotic markings. The Jewish section was neat to see -- not sure I've ever seen a Jewish cemetery.

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Thank Paula F
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A cemetery that features unique headstones and statuary from a bygone era. One cannot help but slow their step and feel a moment of quiet reflection, as the trees gently rustle nearby. Diamond Bessie's gravesite is the number one attraction, of course, and be sure to get a book about her (from the Jefferson Museum) tragic murder before paying a... More 

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Thank PauletteFey
Houston
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I'm what people call a "Tombstone Tourist" as I study cemeteries across the state and write about them. This cemetery has been on my "to visit" list for a while, and now I'm just sorry I didn't make the effort to see it sooner! Beautifully maintained, wonderful monuments, historic markers and "residents" and some great stories behind the stones. A... More 

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Thank GirlScoutLeader7314
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

As far a Cemetaries go, this one was very nice. We even found Diamond Bessie's grave! A must see, but when it's not hot weather!

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Thank Peevy S
San Angelo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The cemetery was beautifully kept and very old. We got to see Diamond Bessie's grave and numerous others. You can tell that many of these families had money. I was able to capture a lot of beautiful photos.

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Thank Kathleen C
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Don't miss the Oakwood when you visit Jefferson. Say Hi to Diamond Bess, This is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Look for the book by Mitchell Whittington as a guide

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Thank floydmary
Memphis, Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old cemetery. Wish there was a visitors guide for the interesting locals buried here, like Diamond Bessie Moore. We are still looking for the two men that were chained together in death and their graves are marked by a chain linking the graves together.

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